Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 34 million+ vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in aut…Continue reading article "Takata Recalls"
Cracked Rear Panel
Own a 2002–2005 Mountaineer? Chances are your lift-gate is cracked. Complaints about cracked rear panels in that generation of Ford SUV’s including the Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator, and Ford Explorer is one of the most commonly issues repor…Continue reading article "Cracked Rear Panel"
ETB Puts Mariner and Milan in Limp Home Mode
It's been a long road for electronic throttle body (ETB) complaints in Ford and Mercury vehicles. It's been an even longer road for owners with ETBs that are prone to sudden surges, dangerous stalls, and being sent into 'limp home mode' whi…Continue reading article "ETB Puts Mariner and Milan in Limp Home Mode"
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sorting out which topics, problems, and model years have the most overall complaints from owners on CarComplaints.com.
Worst Issues view all problems
- cracked rear panel in the 2004 Mountaineer
- transmission failure in the 2002 Mountaineer
- cracked panel below the rear window in the 2002 Mountaineer
- headlights not working properly in the 2005 Grand Marquis
- cracked panel below the rear window in the 2005 Mountaineer
- radiator leak in the 2006 Mountaineer
- power steering stopped working in the 2010 Milan
What Breaks the Most view all topics
The Milan is part of another Takata recall expansion announced by Ford.
The whole situation is quite the mess because
across the industry 3.3 million vehicles are getting called back. There have been more confirmed casualties due to the inflators, and now there’s a stop-driving order for certain Ranger owners before it happens again.
The first Takata recall happened in May of 2013, crazy.keep reading article "Milan Named in Takata Recall Expansion"
Mercury's parent company has petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to be exempted from the Takata recall.
Unlike the tens of millions of airbag inflators already recalled in millions of vehicles, the 2.7 million inflators have a drying agent (desiccant) called calcium sulfate used to protect the explosive chemical, ammonium nitrate, from moisture.…keep reading article "Ford Doesn’t Want to Recall 2.7 Million Takata Inflators "
Ford Motor Company announced it will recall 816,000 vehicles with dangerous Takata airbags-and-seat-belts
, including the 2006-2008 Mercury Milan. Each vehicle needs new passenger-side frontal airbag inflators.…keep reading article "First Generation Milan Included in Growing Takata Recalls"
Ford is recalling almost 1.9 million vehicles to replace Takata passenger-side frontal airbag inflators,
including the 2006-2011 Mercury Milan. This action in part of a massive new recall of 35-40 million vehicles from numerous automakers.keep reading article "Milan Part of Massive Takata Airbag Recall"
Cracked rear panels might seem like a cosmetic issue but owners know there's more than meets the eye.
The split panels let water seep in and corrode underlying components. The inevitable rust and swelling can damage the rear wiper motor and lead to shattered rear windows. It's a mess that Ford should try to clean up, not just sweep under the rug with semantics in court but that's exactly what they're doing with a new class-action lawsuit.…keep reading article "Plaintiffs Say the Cracked Rear Panel Lawsuit is More Than Just Looks"
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.